new tech from old dogs
Is the Northern Cape the new mining boom province?
Historic mines in the mineral-rich Northern Cape have a new lease of life thanks to the rise of smarter technology
The dusty, sparsely populated Northern Cape may seem far removed from the notion of the fourth industrial revolution and the rapid technological advances that characterise it.
But the province, possibly more than any other in SA, has the potential for a mining boom in new-tech minerals: zinc, nickel, lead, copper and cobalt. These are key elements in the manufacture of smartphones, electric vehicles and renewable power systems.